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  • Business, Finance, Non-Profit
  • Spring
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 2015

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About Pacific Pension Institute: 

The Pacific Pension Institute (PPI), a nonprofit educational organization based in the San Francisco Financial District, is a knowledge leader at the intersection of international finance and the political economy with specific focus on the Asia Pacific. Through the Institute’s educational programs and publications, PPI assists pension and sovereign funds, endowments and foundations along with commercial asset managers in addressing their fiduciary responsibility for prudent and informed investment. Programs also serve as meeting ground for the purpose of peer-to-peer exchange on topics that are relevant to understanding the political economy and finance.

The Institute’s core activities include a series of roundtables and knowledge development as membership service for an international membership. The organization’s members are both distinguished and diverse, representing senior-level institutional investors in the public and private sectors in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For additional information, please visit

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Position Description

The Internship Program will primarily focus on the following:
• Research, analyze and write findings related to institutional investors’ topics, issues and developments
• Support for the Program Director
• Assist in projects as necessary

Required Qualifications

• Knowledge of institutional investing including the following:
o Asset types/classes
o Benchmarks
o Investment management
o Retirement plans

• Ability to pull ideas from a range of sources, including one-on-one interviews, external meetings, reading as well as web-based research, to absorb large quantities of information and break that information down into themes and/or concepts for application for the benefit of an institutional investor audience.

• Understanding of the evolving tenets of international finance together with political-economic risk factors and the ability to conceptualize and communicate key trends in a programmatic framework for an institutional investor audience.

• Knowledge of and interest in international issues, investment and finance; ability to identify and understand investment issues with relevance to long-term investors and pension funds, endowments and sovereign funds.

• Analytical skills with an emphasis on resourcefulness, thoroughness and accuracy in the actual research process

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Investment or Economics

Preferred Qualifications

• MBA student

• Students working toward their certification in Chartered Financial Analyst or Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst


This is a temporary part-time non-benefitted hourly position. The program intern will be paid a minimum of ten hours per week. Hourly rate is between $15 - $25 per hour, commensurate with education and experience. Working hours will be flexible.


Please send cover letter and resume to Sabina Gotuaco, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at and include the names of two references who can be contacted prior to an interview and two writing samples.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2015

Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week